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David Kelly (I) (1929–2012)


Born Dublin, Ireland on July 11 1929. Educated at Synge Street Catholic boys school. Started acting aged 8 in the Gaiety theatre Dublin. Playing everything from Beckett to Shakespeare, he has appeared in Theatre, TV and film constantly since 1959. Awards include, Helen Hayes for "Moon for the Misbegotten, SAG nomination for "Waking ned", ESB ... See full bio »

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 2009 The Good Doctor (Short)
The Doctor
 2007 Poetic Licence (Short)
Narrator
 2007 Stardust
Guard
 2007 The Martyr's Crown (Short)
Mr. Toole
 2006 The Kovak Box
Frank Kovak
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Video Game)
Grandpa Joe (voice)
 2004 Dutch Bird (Short)
Seamus Kerrigan
 2004 The Calcium Kid
Paddy O'Flannagan
 2004 Laws of Attraction
Priest / Michael
 2003 Mystics
Dave
 2002 The Last (Short)
Walter
 2002 Puckoon
O'Toole
 2001 Mean Machine
Doc
 2000 Rough for Theatre I (Short)
A
 2000 Greenfingers
Fergus Wilks
 2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal
Fr. Grogan
 1996-1998 Upwardly Mobile (TV Series)
Old McGettigan
- Episode dated 25 December 1998 (1998) ... Old McGettigan
- Wind Riders (1996) ... Old McGettigan
- Wigs and Hats (1996) ... Old McGettigan
- The Pub Quiz (1996) ... Old McGettigan
- Pam's Party (1996) ... Old McGettigan
 1998 Ballykissangel (TV Series)
Plunkett O'Reilly
- He Healeth the Sick (1998) ... Plunkett O'Reilly
 1997 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Pa Deighton
- Substitute (1997) ... Pa Deighton
 1997 The MatchMaker
O'Connor
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
Angus the gunsmith
 1995 The Run of the Country
Father Gaynor
 1995 Moondance
Mr. Dunwoody
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Hall Porter
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Hall Porter
 1993 The Barber Shop (Short)
Seamus
 1992 Into the West
Grandfather
 1991 Merlin of the Crystal Cave (TV Series)
Poet
 1990 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Irishman
- Episode #5.8 (1990) ... Irishman
 1990 Yellowthread Street (TV Series)
Rummy
- Rummy's Cut (1990) ... Rummy
 1988 Joyriders
Daniel
 1986-1987 Slinger's Day (TV Series)
Fred
- A Pane in the Neck (1987) ... Fred
- The Stocktake (1987) ... Fred
- Initiative (1987) ... Fred
- Taken for a Ride (1987) ... Fred
- Whose Baby? (1987) ... Fred
 1987 Relative Strangers (TV Series)
Bert
- Episode #2.4 (1987) ... Bert
 1986 Pirates
Surgeon
 1985 Stryker's War
 1985 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
Smiling Smiley
- The Muse in Skebawn (1985) ... Smiling Smiley
 1985 Late Starter (TV Series)
Charlie
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Charlie
 1984 Anne Devlin
Dr. Trevor
 1984 The Jigsaw Man
Cameron
 1983 Glenroe (TV Series)
Sylvie Dolan
 1983 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
Balthazar
 1983 Red Monarch (TV Movie)
Sergo
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Tavernkeeper
 1982 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Dooley
- One of Those Days (1982) ... Dooley
 1974-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Home Secretary / Judge / Mark
- United Kingdom (1981) ... Home Secretary (as David Blake Kelly)
- The Legion Hall Bombing (1978) ... Judge
- Fugitive (1974) ... Mark
 1980 Strumpet City (TV Series)
Rashers
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... Rashers
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Rashers
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Rashers
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Rashers
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Rashers
 1980 Time of My Life (TV Series)
Tramp
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Tramp
 1979 The Glums (TV Series)
Tattooist
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... Tattooist
 1978 The Light Princess (TV Movie) (voice)
 1978 Citizen Smith (TV Series)
Paddy
- Rebel Without a Pause (1978) ... Paddy
 1978 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
O' Mally
- Men of Honour (1978) ... O' Mally
 1978 The Spike (TV Series)
Logue
- Night Class (1978) ... Logue
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Inky Smith
- Easy Money (1977) ... Inky Smith
 1977 The Purple Taxi
Little Person
 1976 The Next Man
Chauffeur in Ireland
 1975 Philadelphia, Here I Come
Conan O'Byrne
 1975 People in Glass Houses (TV Movie)
Alan Morrissey
 1975 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
O'Reilly
- The Builders (1975) ... O'Reilly
 1975 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Mr. O'Leary
- Radio Activity (1975) ... Mr. O'Leary
 1965-1974 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Cloggy Moore / Joe / Totterdel
- The Virgins (1974) ... Cloggy Moore
- A Young Man in Trouble (1970) ... Joe
- Great Big Blonde (1966) ... Totterdel
 1973 Oh, Father! (TV Series)
Walter
- Bid Time Return (1973) ... Walter
- The Old Adam (1973) ... Walter
- Just Impediment (1973) ... Walter
- A Little Law (1973) ... Walter
 1973 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Mick Cavan
- Episode #1.85 (1973) ... Mick Cavan
- Episode #1.84 (1973) ... Mick Cavan
- Episode #1.83 (1973) ... Mick Cavan
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Carlson
- To the Lowest Bidder (1973) ... Carlson
 1972 Tales from the Lazy Acre (TV Series)
Dead Man
- The Travelling Woman (1972) ... Dead Man (voice)
- The Culchie (1972) ... Dead Man (voice)
- The Bitter Pill (1972) ... Dead Man (voice)
- Stone Cold Sober (1972) ... Dead Man (voice)
 1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Casey / Director of College
- Stephen D (1972) ... Mr. Casey / Director of College
 1971 Me Mammy (TV Series)
Cousin Enda
- The Sacred Chemise of Miss Argyll (1971) ... Cousin Enda
 1970 The McKenzie Break
Adjutant (uncredited)
 1970 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
Sean O'Riordan
- Blood Is Thinner Than Water (1970) ... Sean O'Riordan
 1970 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
- Trial by Banquet (1970)
 1969 The Italian Job
Vicar
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
McDara
- The Assassin (1968) ... McDara
 1968 For Amusement Only (TV Series)
The thief
- The Ticket (1968) ... The thief
 1968 The Ronnie Barker Playhouse (TV Series)
Matthew
- Talk of Angels (1968) ... Matthew
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Mr. Perry
- The Casting Session (1968) ... Mr. Perry
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Furrier
- A Sinister Sort of Service (1967) ... Furrier
 1966-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Miko / Finbar
- The Retreat (1966) ... Finbar
 1967 Ulysses
Garrett Deasy (as Dave Kelly)
 1966 The Informer (TV Series)
Whistler
- One for Sorrow (1966) ... Whistler
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
Con
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Kennefick
 1965 Young Cassidy
O'Brien
 1964 Girl with Green Eyes
Ticket Collector (as Dave Kelly)
 1962 The Quare Fellow
Reception Clerk
 1958 Dublin Nightmare
1st Customer
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sean Kelly
- The Iron Harp (1958) ... Sean Kelly
 1957 The Mail Van Murder (Short)
Fenton
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- No Skin Off Me (1957) ... (as Dave Kelly)
 1956 The Wrong Man
Policeman (uncredited)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Neutral Corner (1951) ... (as Dave Kelly)
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Alternate Names:

Dave Kelly | David Blake Kelly

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I've been 52-53 years on stage, and yet Fawlty Towers (1975), those full 9 minutes, make me recognized anywhere in the world.

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Cancer

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